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of international olympic committee bureaucrats crush his dream. when i come back, i'll tell you how he inspired >>> tonight at 11:00, investigative russ ptacek and his team are documenting new problems showing a system out of control. for months, russ' hidden camerainvestigations have been showing unfair treatment of african-americans, cab drivers not picking them up or not taking them where they want to go. tonight russ' camera catches others in the act, including the popular car service uber. as a result of russ' investigation, uber fired two drivers and the taxi association has two undercovers officers. it's all coming your way tonight at 11:00. >>> the international olympic committee shocked the world when it decided to get rid of wrestling from the olympic games starting in 20/20. but we met up with a local teenage wrestler who still hopes to be an olympic champion. scott broom introduces you to kyle snyder of our lady of good council high. >> kyle snyder there in red is undefeated in his high school career and the top ranked prep wrestler at 215 pounds in the entire nation. >> i just love
-- wrestler refuses to let a bunch of international olympic committee bereaucrats to >>> we are pretty pumped up by a local high school athlete and hope you will be, too. he's a wrestler who dreams to become an olympic champion, but the international olympic committee shocked the world when they decided to remove the sport from the olympic games starting in 2020. tonight scott broom introduces you and to us kyle snyder of good council high school in olney, maryland, and maybe just maybe he'll inspire you to join us in trying to get the olympics to reconsider. >> reporter: 17-year-old kyle snyder there in red is undefeated in his high school career and the top ranked prep wrestler at 215 pounds in the entire nation. >> i just loved everything about it. >> reporter: and he's been doing this since elementary school. >> when i started winning, it even became more than just love. i had a passion. >> reporter: since age 12 snyder has had a dream he shared with coach skyler zar. >> he's always had this goal since he was in 60 grade. that's what he wanted to do. he want -- 6th grade. that's what h
. >> thanks, top. >>> can you imagine the summer olympics without wrestling? the international olympic committee says it's got to go. we're going to introduce you to a local wrestler who hopes he can change their minds and he needs your help. >> after that i'll explain why dumping wrestling from the olympics was a silly idea all right that's a fifth-floor problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> a local high school athlete is wrestling for a reversal. his name is kyle snyder and he's got olympic dreams. >> the olympic committee removed the sport he loves, wrestling, from the olympic game starting in 20/20. tonight scott broom takes you into snider's world at good council high school for why he's pushing so hard for the olympics to reconsider. >> reporter: 17-year-old kyle snyder there in red is undefeated in his high school career and
, what's lurking behind this storm. >> thanks, top. >>> can you imagine the summer olympics without wrestling? the international olympic committee says it's got to go. we're going to introduce you to a local wrestler who hopes he can change their minds and he needs your help. >> after that i'll explain why dumping wrestling from the olympics w >>> a local high school athlete is wrestling for a reversal. his name is kyle snyder and he's got olympic dreams. >> the olympic committee removed the sport he loves, wrestling, from the olympic game starting in 20/20. tonight scott broom takes you into snider's world at good council high school for why he's pushing so hard for the olympics to reconsider. >> reporter: 17-year-old kyle snyder there in red is undefeated in his high school career and the top ranked prep wrestler at 215 pounds in the entire nation. >> i loved everything about it. >> reporter: he's been doing this since elementary school. >> when i started winning, it even became more than just love, and i just had a passion. >> reporter: since age 12, snyder has had a dream, a dre
was shot to death on valentine's day at the home of her boyfriend oscar pistorius. >> the olympic runner remains in custody on premeditated murder charges. es tea court for a -- he's in court today for a bail hearing. >> reporter: police brought track star and murder suspect oscar pistorius back to a south african court for a bail hearing. he's been in custody since last thursday when officers arrested him for the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva stan camp. family members of the supermodel are holding her funeral today in the south african city of port elizabeth. >> i think everybody is really shocked. it will be a bad day for them today. >> reporter: pistorius' family call the death a tragic accident. they say the blade runner known for his legs is not a killer but acted on instant. he said he shot steenkamp inside his home because he thought she was an intruder, but prosecutors say he should be denied bail because they have a rock solid premeditated murder case against him. cbs news has learned police believe he slept next to pistorius -- steenkamp slept next to pistorius that ni
members of the women's national team. 15 team members filed a complaint with the japanese olympic committee. they said coaches engaged in violent behavior in training, such as slapping wrestlers in the face. the head coach and the director of technical development have resigned. uemura headed to paris, where he'll appear before the international judo federation. >> translator: it is my responsibility to explain what happened, because we have inconvenienced everyone in judo around the world. >> uemura says he wants to prevent the scandal from affecting tokyo's bid to host the 2020 olympics. >> judo has deep roots in japan and fans expect success. the head coach says he was under pressure to win. now people in the japanese sporting world are worried about what they could lose. nhk world reports. >> reporter: this man took over as head coach as the national women's judo team in november 2008. people praised him for his enthusiastic and theoretical instruction. he trained wrestlers for the 2012 olympics, then led them to london. they won three medals, gold, silver, and bronze. but tha
from the olympics. looks like chief jay strong bow won't be competing in 2020. and if you are a politician don't get caught tweeting with young girls unless the young girl is crore see -- secret daughter in which case, whoa! and no this is not a story about bill schulz. >> thanks, tom, see you at the half. >>> i am here with criminal defense attorney remi spencer. and jaw derosa, he is author of the book "cheat" seen here and no where else because it is flying off the shelves. filling in for a lump of coal it is bill schulz. and next to me is matt welch "reason magazine"'s editor-in-chief. >> a block, the lede. that's the first story. >> did the final frontier just give as you souvenir? no, but a 49-foot wide meteor right traveling at 33,000 miles per hour did barrel into russia's mountains on friday shattering walls and windows and injuring with -- about 1100 people. said the scientists at the johns hopkins of the 10-ton terror that broke into pieces 30 miles from the ground, quote, it doesn't take a very large object . it packs the same energy as a nuclear bomb. crazy co
. >> there are 365 days left until the next winter olympics, and that is 365 days to build stadiums and ready the ski slopes. the hurdle of hosting the games has made it a lot harder than having to build everything from scratch. these will be the most expensive olympics in history. daniel has gone to take a look. >> the caucuses mountains in southern russia, one of the most unexploited winter playgrounds. that is all changing. this brand new bobsled run is one of 10 venues especially built for the most expensive olympics in history. this cost more than beijing and three times last year's london summer olympics. an unusually large chunks are being paid by the country's wealthiest man. the oligarchs. he is fourth on barraso's rich and liz, a multimillionaire, and he has built new -- fourth on ofsia's rich list multimillionaire's. >> all the rich people want to change their image in russia. they want to do something that would be considered useful, something good for them. >> five years ago this was nothing but mountains and forests. the whole thing was built from scratch. this has become a building sit
faces. >> baltimore could be a contender in such a bid for the 2024 olympics. >> how much charm does the city have to offer? >> good evening -- >> it is understandable. >> i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. time for traffic and weather together on the 1's. we start with the weather. >> it is cold. we lost the wind from yesterday. 23 at the airport. upper teens and low 20 posner the pennsylvania line. generally it will be a sunny day with a high temperature of 39. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> not a lot happening. there was an overnight accident on 95 south in harford county but that has been cleared. 54 on the north side over towards the harrisburg expressway. 55 traveling down the west side. 62 on 70 in the eastbound direction. traffic is light in terms of volume. traveling near 83 in the parkton region, traffic is very light southbound down towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> officials are trying to determine what caused a train derailment in cecil county. this happened
as they are thinking about in moscow, it is the countdown clock of the winter olympics. the firing of one of the top officials has marred the celebration. russia prepares to host next year's games, fears about the size of the budget and the readiness of the venue have climbed this out of the man in charge of ski jumping. -- have claimed the scalp of the man in charge of ski jumping. >> the official launch of the clock counting down the 365 days left until the winter olympics. vladimir putin fired one of the most senior officials in charge of the games after complaining yesterday about delays in the construction of the ski jump the very personal interest in the games is all about building an image of russia as a modern nation that can once more compete on the international stage with the world's most powerful country. the winter olympics has been a massively important prestige project, but for many people it has just meant living in a building for five years. on this street overlooking the olympic park, we found this woman. her old house fell apart when the whole hillside started to slip. notice how
. >>> and one of the oldest olympic sports dropped from the 2020 games -- at noon. >>> this is unacceptable. i don't understand this. >> residents outraged after an oakland neighborhood is targeted again by arsonists. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. >>> a quiet east bay neighborhood has been the target of a serious crime where several cars were burned. new at noon, ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from oakland to explain what's happened there now. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. this is the tree set on fire just a few weeks ago. just a few yards up the street here, this is the tree set on fire last night. there was a car parked here. it caught fire as well. residents say someone is intentionally setting trees on fire and that has them worried about what will happen next about two weeks ago, someone set these trees on fire on nicole street. this is cell phone video. in that fire, several cars and power lines were damaged. last night, two more trees were set on fire, one in the front and the other on the side. we spoke to a man who heard the commotion. >> the first t
. we're having an olympic-sized celebration right here on rockefeller plaza "today," wednesday, february 6th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. details still coming in at this hour about that paragraowerful i in the south pacific. it sounds like it could have been even worse. >> two waves, each about five-feet high hit the west side of the solomon islands overnight, following an 8.0 magnitude earthquake. we'll have the latest in a report straight ahead. >>> closer to home, are we back to the brink in washington? are those dramatic spending cuts that both sides say they fear closer to going into effect? we'll have the latest. >>> a frightening scene the a school in modesto, california, it was all a mock drill. but was it just a little too realistic? we'll be talking about that as well. >> if you couldn't tell from the music at the top, a lot of attention on so muchchisochi, rs morning
world. >> jeff: jason horowitz thank you. olympic runner oscar pistorius is due back in a south african court on tuesday for a bail application hearing. he was charged thursday with murdering his girlfriend. and today we learn more about the case police are building against him. here's kelly cobiella. >> lawyers for oscar pistorius met with him for a second day at the pretoria police station where he's being held while details of what happened at the track star's home last thursday began to emerge. cbs news has learned police believe reeva stien camp slept in the same bed as pistorius and was in her nightgown in the bedroom when she was first shot. she ran to the bathroom and locked herself inside where she was shot in the head hand and arm. pistorius reportedly broke through the bathroom door and carried his dying girlfriend down the stairs when his sister aimee arrived pistorius was trying to reviv stien camp. he reportedly told his sister he thought its girlfriend was a burglar. she has given a sworn statement to police. his father henke historuous told a reporter for britain's newsp
house angers some lawmakers by drafting its own plan to tackle immigration reform. >>> on hold, olympic sprinter and accused murderer oscar pistorius can sells his upcoming races as new details emerge about the shooting death of his girlfriend. >>> and poll position. danica patrick makes history, making the first woman to grab the top starting spot at the daytona 500. this is the "cbs morning news" for february 18th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with immigration reform and the stir caused by a leaked white house proposal. critics are blasting the plan. the administration says the alternative proposal is just a backup in case congress can't agree on a deal. as reported by "usa today," the president's plan would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight year, they would have to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it's not clear whether the white house leaked this plan or not b
for an online petition to keep wrestling as an olympic support. last night, we introduced you to schneider, a wrestler, he was hoping to make it to the olympics one day, but the international olympic committee shocked the world by announcing it will end wrestling as an olympic sport starting in 2010. if you'd like to add your name to the growing list, to keep wrestling in the olympics, we made it easy for you. fill out the petition to let the international olympic committee know how you feel. >>> and training teachers and young students to stop a gunman who might be in a school, in a shooting. we'll take a look at the action plan being proposed by some law enforcement officials coming your way at 7:00. i'll see you then. >>> it's no easy task to find an affordable apartment and that search could be getting harder. we'll be getting that story coming up. >> pretty much ready to put this away and keep the heavy coat. most of the showers are now east of town. crossing i-95. we had a rumble of thunder earlier this afternoon. we'll come back and talk about low windchills and the next storm slat
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for tests. tomorrow, a likely ruling on whether the olympic great is released on bond or held in prison. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. ha
of prospectivie cities for the 2024 summer olympics. san jose already responding with a thanks. but no thanks. saying the requirements to host the olympic is too expenseive an undertaking for the city. one of the requirements of hosting the olympics. is having an operating budget of more than 3-billion dollars! other requirements include providing 45-thousand hotel rooms an olympic village for 16- thousand 500 people and a 5- thousand person dining hall. >> the warriors, and these could be moving to san jose. .. suns at warriors warriors looking to snap a season long 6-game losing streak spanning 17 days 1st quarter tentatively the a's could move to san jose and not going to be pc. some indication, that they could be moving from oakland to san jose. and guerroro could be lin ked to possible steroids. wanting to have a victory tonight, with 20 points, nine rebounds it does not love but there is going to be any major moves. and and curve, not bad tonight, with 19 points, 11 rebounds and curry. and 11 assists. 108- 98. nothing spectacular. but they are a better team when they are on the floor pl
of the ancient olympic games, you think of wrestling. the decision makers on the international olympics committee either do not know much about history or do not care. that took wrestling's future to the mat and eliminated wrestling as a lot of export beginning with this 2020 games. wrestlers have competed since the birth -- rebirth of the games in 1896. they will still have synchronized swimming, table tennis and trembling but not rustling. celek someone needs to renew and renovate the international olympics committee -- it sounds like someone needs to renew and renovate their international olympics committee. tonight lebron james scored more than 30 points and shot better than 60% in 6 straight games. they won over portland tonight. the accuracy makes this a remarkable accomplishment. after scoring 30 or more points in consecutive games, lebron james has a way to go to set that mark. wilt chamberlain did it for 65 consecutive games. >> 30 points and shot 60% or better. >> most of those shots were -- >> that is freakishly amazing. >> stay with us. >> rain starts tomorrow afternoon. snow tomorrow
was a symbol of hope for many in the london olympic games. he was the first double amputee to compete. that admiration turned into shock as he is charged in last night shooting death of his girlfriend. >> at this hour, police in south africa remained tightlipped about the details surrounding the murder investigation involving olympic star oscar pistorius. it is identified as 29-year-old reeva steenkamp, pistorius's girlfriend. >> a 26 euros man has been arrested and charged with murder. >> the home did not appear to show signs of forced entry. the couple was the only two people home. there have been previous incidents at the home but would not give -- but police would not give details. witnesses told them they had heard a couple arguing earlier. pistorius rose to fame during the london olympics last year when he became the first double amputee to run in the olympic games. he was in internet -- his girlfriend was described as lovely and ambitious. >> i work with her to shoot magazine features. she was a bikini model. >> pistorius was seen leaving the police station earlier. his spokes
of the women's national team. 15 team members filed a complaint with the japanese olympic committee. they said coaches engaged in violent behavior in training, such as slapping wrestlers in the face. the head coach and the director of technical development have resigned. uemura headed to paris, where he'll appear before the international judo federation. >> translator: it is my responsibility to explain what happened, because we have inconvenienced everyone in judo around the world. >> uemura says he wants to prevent the scandal from affecting tokyo's bid to host the 2020 olympics. >> judo has deep roots in japan and fans expect success. the head coach says he was under pressure to win. now people in the japanese sporting world are worried about what they could lose. nhk world reports. >> reporter: he took over as head coach as the national women's judo team in november 2008. people praised him for his enthusiastic and theoretical instruction. he trained wrestlers for the 2012 olympics, then led them to london. they won three medals, gold, silver, and bronze. but that was less than the team br
olympics. tonight we'll show you the resort town packed with palm trees where they hope to have snow on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this countron dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? del
, the party is over. new orleans wraps up mardi gras, 2013. >> off the mat. one of the oldest olympic sports will not be a part of the games in 2020. we'll have one aspiring athlete's reaction to that. hey! did you know thahat honey nut cheers has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> the party is over in new orleans as the city cleans up after mardi gras. partieriers had no problem yesterday with a little bit of rain and crowds were smaller than they've been recently. police in the city have been busy lately dealing with the celebration shortly after super bowl crowds cleared out. a little quieter. everybody is moving a little slower this morning. >>> some of of the oldest olympic sports but wrestling in the olympics will soon be a thing of the past. beth parker talked to one olympic hopeful about the
olympics could disappoint many countries. it's one of the oldest sports on the olympic program. the final decision will be made at the international olympic committee general assembly in september. the ioc executive board made the proposal at their meeting in lausanne, switzerland. the ioc is considering excluding one sport from the games. it may add a sport from among baseball, softball, karate, and others. ioc members are proposing there be 25 core sports. >> the view of the executive board and the members of the executive board, this was the best program for the olympic games in 2020. it is not a case of what's wrong with wrestling. it is what's right with the 25 core sports. >> adams said the decision was made by secret ballot. popularity, ratio of women to men, and other factors were taken into consideration. in japan the sport has many fans. japanese wrestlers have won 62 olympic medals. 28 of them gold. the japan wrestling fedatn president tomiaki fukuda said he was very surprised to learn of the ioc decision. he said it's not clear why the committee wants to exclude wrestling. >>>
the area. now, with exactly one year to go until the winter olympics in sochi, president putin has sacked one of the games' most senior organizer. he was unserious erroneously -- unceremoniously dumped after the president took a tour of the venue and asked who was responsible for the delay in the complex. thanks for being here. who exactly has been sacked? >> he is the vice president of the national olympic committee. he was overseeing the building. he is also a chairman and owner of the company at is in charge of regenerating the whole area ahead of the olympics. he is quite an important man. >> an important man, and he has been sacked. there seems to be a massive escalation in costs. >> absolutely. fivefold, sixfold. the ski jump was set to cost 1.2 billion rubles to do it has now cost 8 billion -- rubles. it has now cost 8 billion rubles. it is barely on schedule to be finished by 2013, the end of the year. >> isn't there some comparison with cost, compared to the london games and the beijing games? >> $50 billion. it is about ofur ti -- four times the olympic summer games. generally,
of the olympics made a decision that will impact many athletes. there is beth parker with the story. >> coming down to the wire. >> reporter: helen is 121 pounds of pure determination. today, something knocked her off her feet. >> i am still in shock. >> reporter: she was the first girl in maryland to play at the state -- place at the state tournament. >> and from rockville, maryland. >> and have a nice farm drag. >> reporter: she had dreamed of being an olympic champion. at 17, she was the youngest woman to ever make the world team. >> and the pan am champion. >> reporter: the international olympic committee will eliminate wrestling as an olympic sport in 2020. >> helen sent me a text message at 5:30 in the morning telling me, you know, to read the article and this is horrible. this would be so sad and she wrote i love wrestling so much, i can't believe this. >> reporter: helen's mom spent a lot of time shuttling her kids to wrestling tournaments. >> we will get in the car and drive to toronto, rhode island, connecticut,y used to make a joke i have been to every corn field in pennsylvania. >>
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's olympics, they failed to deliver. there is a toxic culture amongst australian swimmers. an official report on their performance regarding the bad behavior of team members went unchecked. this use of prescription drugs and bullying. they said that strong leadership was needed but that no such response was given. first, let's have a look at this. australian swimming has seen a decline in its fortunes since the 2000 olympics, when they won five golds. in 2004 the australian team picked up seven golds. in beijing they had six, but in london the disastrous result of one gold left the decision to investigate the culture of australian swimming. nick joins us now from australia. tell us a bit more about what the report was saying? you talk about colorful language? >> it is the same as a land when it comes to support and field, the sporting swimming pool. it was a very damning report and the language is very strong. citing a toxic culture with a misuse of prescription drugs, drunkenness, intimidation and bullying. but this used of social media. there was no team spirit. some spoke of the lonely oly
with the countdown under way tonight, if you can believe it, for the winter olympic games. you'll hear those trumpets exactly one year from tomorrow night, the beginning of the next winter olympics, now exactly a year off. we'll be in sochi, russia, a place nobody really knows anything about. so we get a scouting report tonight from nbc's jim maceda in sochi. >> reporter: welcome to sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics. with a year to go on the countdown clock and temperatures in the mild 50s, citizens of this black sea resort, known more for its spas and palm trees, wonder why it was picked at all. i think it's pure show for putin on the international stage, she says. >> sochi is going to become a new world-class resort for the new russia and the whole world. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin has kept that pledge, surprisingly made in english, six years ago. and has turned this into an olympic park. running it like a ceo every step of the way. today, the ice rinks are completed and hosting international events. while in the mountains, just 30 miles away, sochi's ski jump and other alp
olympic games? tell us what you think. >> another cold morning awaits you outside your door. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> there has been more snow in an unusual place. >> arizona. two inches of snow on the 18th green. >> i've been out there a couple of times when it snowed. people would run out of their houses. there are kids that have never seen snow from phoenix. >> and the maryland -- no snow. we have the cold this morning but knows no no sn ow. 23 at the airport with little wind. we will make it up to 39 this afternoon with a few clouds. we have some rain and maybe some snow in the seven-day forecast. >> a busy start on the northeast corner of the beltway. all lanes are temporarily blocked because of a tractor- trailer accident. that is causing some closures. we are watching for delays around harf
>> coming up. from the olympic track to a jail cell. what landed a sprinter and the ability behind bars >> a huge merger takes off. american airlines and u.s. airways prepared to create the world's largest airline clerks are you ready for this it's one of the new ingredients on the new beyonce sandwich "good morning washington at 5:00 begins now. >> >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i'm not sure where we were going with that story. it's thursday, february 14. i am cynne simpson. >> i am scott thuman. it's valentine's day. scott and cynne forever, i like to call it. >> that is so sweet. >> it's a great day for friends or more than friends. snow lovers are not as happy today. not much accumulation in d.c. a few spots got around an inch. germantown at about an inch. gaithersburg, just shy of an inch. chantilly had about a quarter of an inch. the road could be a little slippery and elevated areas. otherwise just wet. 35 degrees in d.c. and 34 at dulles 36 in martinsburg and 30 in manassas. the forecast will bring up your mood. lots of sunshine, temp
maryland's first district. >>> baltimore hosting the olympics in just over a decade? it's a possibility. charm city may make a bid for the 2024 games. wjz is live. gigi barnett takes a closer look at our chances. gigi? >> reporter: well, it is exciting to think that the baltimore area could host the olympic games. but it is an extraordinary feat that am take millions of dollars and years of work. >> reporter: baltimore saturday hometown of the most decorated olympian of all times, michael phelps. but could the city host the 2024 summer games and thousands more athletes? it's a question the u.s. olympic committee wants answered. and this week, it asks city leader fist they're interested. -- leader fist they're interested. some residents already are. >> given how much a city can be affected, i think it's an awesome idea. >> reporter: baltimore is among the 35 top cities the u.s. olympic committee reached out to this week. this comes when the city is still in the sports spotlight after the ravens won the super bowl. add in a baseball team that made
this was an individual initiative. >> the olympic and pair olympic -- para olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, is accused of shooting his girlfriend dead. he said that he thought she was an intruder. we are going out to tanya, just outside the court. it seems that the heat of the case has turned from oscar pistorius to the lead investigator, hilton botha. remind us why. >> yes, that is absolutely right. because this morning there were these revelations that he is actually being investigated on seven counts of attempted murder. extraordinary, extraordinary developments in the story. they tried to pull a vehicle over and they fired into the vehicle, a minivan with seven people inside. the charges against them were dropped. you have to think that they were not pursuing anything behind them. after the detectives still live further evidence -- delivered their evidence, there was a crumbling of the prosecution's case. it was widely viewed that the defense scored all the points yesterday. >> a rivet in story with a lot of twists and turns, but this is the third day of the bail hearing and we have not even gone
. the decision on the plan to install eight new phone system. and opening ceremonies on the winter olympics are just a year away. away. >> a baltimore circuit court judge dismisses a lawsuit by joan pratt over mayor stephanie rawlings-blake's plan to install a new phone system. pratt accused rawlings-blake of subverting the usual bidding process. money will change hands on the eastern shore. it is announced on wednesday that communities hit hardest by super storm sandy will get additional financial aid from the federal government. maryland will receive $8.6 million, most of it going to the eastern shore neighborhoods devastated by superstorm sandy. but before the money arrives, the state will outline a specific plan outlining where the money will go in the next nine days. still to come, i will sit down with stars of the nbc , " chicago fire." and pet questions -- if you have 1, e-mail petquestions@wbaltv.com >> in just one year, she will host the opening ceremony of the winter olympics. hard to believe is that close. in look at the progress of the construction as we covered the world. >> ex
. >> in south africa, an olympic sprinter and double amputee has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman. good morning, washington. it's thursday, february 14. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras on this valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day, everybody. we got an inch of snow or less across the area. just a trace at reagan national. i cannot even see anything on the grass. germantown had an inch as well as winchester. just shy of an inch in wgaithersburg. most of its stock to the grassy areas. temperatures hovering around the freezing mark. watch for slick spots on the roadways this morning especially if they are elevated. 35 degrees at reagan national. a beautiful day to look forward to. lots of sunshine with a high around 49 degrees. a big cooldown for the weekend. the seven-day forecast is minutes away. first, jamee? >> i needed to scrape my window. so little extra time is needed for that. watch for slick spots especially bridges, ramps, overpasses. inbound the newtown, d.c. 295 northbound at 11th street bridge, they're waiting for a t
. baltimore is under consideration as the site of the future as the site of the future olympic games. it's your last chance to get a $200 verizon visa prepaid card with fios internet and phone for business, both with 99.9% network reliability, on an unparalleled fiber network, for only $94.99 a month when you sign up online with a two-year term. plus a basic second line. order at verizon.com/rightforbiz, or call 1.888.774.4418 for other offers. hurry, this offer won't last long. ♪ >> the summer games in london show the world what hosting the olympics means to city. now baltimore could do the same. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake said that it is too early to think about it, but some state officials say that it might be in the city's long-term interests to make a run at the games. >> 32 four years leading in, and did three to 30 years after that and how you take advantage -- there is a good shot at baltimore could be a contender in such a bid for the 2024 olympics. >> the baltimore region has what the committee requires as far as hotel rooms, work space for the media, and public transport
. currently there are five men on death row. >>> olympic star oscar pistorius is behind bars charged with murder. mary is live in the news room with the latest. >> reporter: authorities say he shot and killed 30-year-old reeva steenkamp this morning inside his home. they report he may have mistaken her for a burglar. police say they've been called to the home in the past for domestic disturbances. pistorius is expected to appear in court tomorrow. >> he made history at the london olympics being the first amputee runner. >>> the passengers on the broken down carnival cruise ship is waiting to be back on land. they are expected to arrive in mobile alabama tonight. randall pinkston is waiting at the port. >> the terminal has been scrubbed clean for the arrival of the disabled ship. it's expected to be towed into the port of mobile this evening. 3,000 passengers, 1,000 crew are on board. many of their families waiting anxiously in mobile. >> we came the see our girls. >> they drive drove 8 hours from luf kin, texas to pick up their daughters on the ship with their dads. they said the gi
realistic? >>> as we mentioned, the first events of the 2014 winter olympic games kick off in 365 days. we're going to go live to sochi this morning and to mark the occasion at home, we built our ski slope on the plaza, we're calling it lovingly mount rockefeller. >> a lot of people wondering if lindsay vonn will be ready for sochi on tuesday. she had a bad crash in austria and needs surgery. what she's saying about her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. >>> let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say med
a hero and i'm not. >> one woman turns her personal tragedy into a dream fulfilled. >> the olympics begin one year from today but the olympic dream could have just ended for one of the team's brightest stars after a horrible crash. >> plenty of fog today and lots of cloud cover right now in the south bay, we are tracking showers later on the this week that will help the aathealergy forecast. >> our nbc chopper live over breaking news. it's a small city just northwest of santa rosa, just after 3:00 p.m., police found three bodies and it's the site of a triple homicide all the victims are men and we will bring you the latest updates as we get them. thousands of people live engine san francisco are about to learn if they live in soft story buildings. they have weak ground floors which make them unsafe in the earthquakes. seven such buildings collapsed in the marina district in 1989, city leaders introduced a law, mandating the retrofitting of the rest of the soft story buildings and providing financial incentives for the landlords to do the work. and they have considered labeling the buildin
the past few winter olympics you know lindsey vonn. we've seen her on the slopes, we've seen her in profiles and commercials, and today we saw her in a frightening accident while skiing in foggy conditions at the world championships in austria. tonight, the extent of her injuries is now clear. we get our report from nbc's chris jansing. >> so many traps in this course with the conditions. >> reporter: it was the kind of jump lindsey vonn has made a thousand times before. but today, a horrific crash. >> over the top! and she is down heavily. lindsey vonn -- >> reporter: you can hear the painful screams, and see the shocked reaction on the faces of her fans and competitors. >> to watch her lie there, of course, as a ski racer and as a commentator, it was horrifying. >> reporter: medical teams treated vonn for 12 minutes before she was airlifted to the hospital where tests showed two torn ligaments and a bone fracture with the olympics one year away. >> so we're looking at a window that's really -- the clock's ticking for her. >> exactly. some people are back skiing in six months. s
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